St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774-1821)
Elizabeth converted to Catholicism after her husband died. To support her family and educate her five children, she opened a private school in Boston. She established a Catholic girl's school in Baltimore, and started America's parochial school system. To run it, she founded the Sisters of Charity, the first native American religious community for women.

Reflections from the Saints

The first end I propose in our daily work is to do the will of God; secondly, to do it in the manner he wills it; and thirdly to do it because it is his will.
– St. Elizabeth Ann Seton